Does The Average Woman Really Have 21 Handbags?

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Earlier today, we posted about the average woman and the report that she owns 21 handbags. I thought that number was too low, Moe thought it too high. (I confess, I have a bag problem.) But this is really about averages, and the wacky math behind them. For instance, the Wall Street Journal reported recently that three surveys claim the average American wedding is $30,000 — when actually, the typical wedding appears to cost half that. Or less. But back to bags, and averages, which can be summed up by a quick look at my collection and Moe's... after the jump.

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A small excerpt from my collection: (Yes, there is also a chihuahua on the bed.)

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Moe's collection:

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Tracie Egan Morrissey

i want to borrow dodai's heart clutch. i just sold about 11 bags to buffalo exchange the other day and i think i'm still clocking in at about 50 or 60 bags. even though i don't really use them i have this sick compulsion to keep them in my closet. i like to look at them sometimes. welcome to my home!